Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in two marches in Sacramento this holiday weekend. Sacramento Police Department says to expect traffic and plan for road closures.
Women’s March Sacramento, Saturday, Jan. 18
Participants will meet at Southside Park at 9 a.m. The one-mile march starts at 10:30 a.m. From Southside Park, marchers will walk east on T Street to 9th Street, north on 9th Street to Capitol Mall, east on Capitol Mall to the west steps of the State Capitol.
Street closures will occur around Southside Park starting at 8:30 a.m.:
- T Street between 6th and 10th streets
- 6th Street between T and W streets
- 8th Street between T and W streets
- U Street between 8th and 9Th streets
- V Street between 8th and 9th streets
Rolling road closures can be expected along the parade route as the march progresses, between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Sacramento Police Department will reopen streets as soon as the march passes.
Heavy traffic is expected. Marchers are encouraged to take regional transit, to carpool and to reserve parking.
March for the Dream, Monday, Jan. 20
The march starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Park Community Center (3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd). This portion, called the Extra Mile Start, is a ceremonial start for leaders and Oak Park residents. The official march begins at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd., at 9:30 a.m.
During the Extra Mile Start, participants will walk west on Sutterville Road. From Sacramento City College, participants will march a four-mile loop north on Land Park Drive and south on Freeport Boulevard. Marchers will arrive back at Sacramento City College for the Diversity Expo portion of the event.
Residents can expect rolling road closures along the route as the march progresses. As the march moves on, Sacramento Police will lift the closures and traffic will resume as normal.
Parking will be prohibited on:
- Broadway between South Land Park Drive and Freeport Boulevard
- Freeport Boulevard between Broadway and 4th Avenue
Sacramento Police Department expects about 25,000 participants and urges anybody that may be impacted by the closures to plan ahead and use alternate routes.